This was not required reading for me, but in AP English, at the end of the semester, we were allowed to write about a book of our choice. This was one that my teacher had never heard of, but added to her TBR list, based on my essay. It‘s heartbreakingly sad, but I think the themes are still relevant today. #requiredreadingredo
Yet another so-called classic I'd never heard of - strong reviews here and on Goodreads. I am intrigued!
Reading in the car earlier. It's taken me a while to get into this 1954 classic as I struggled with the Kentucky dialect. It's set in the very rural, very poor Kentucky hills but soon the family will move to Detroit and things will change so much for them. In 1971, Joyce Carol Oates described this novel as "our most unpretentious American masterpiece".
Busy day yesterday, didn't get much reading done. Took the kids to see Charlotte Diamond, a well-known kids music singer-songwriter (if you have young kids, you might know her songs I Am A Pizza and Slippery Fish!). They had such a great time dancing and singing. The husband & I later went to see Lego Batman. So much fun! It's v rare that we get to go out on our own! And then we picked up poke for dinner. How's your weekend?
Last night's dinner of mee rebus (a spicy noodle dish found in Singapore and Malaysia - its gravy is made of chilis, dried shrimp, mashed sweet potatoes etc for a sweet and spicy dish although mine is from a premade paste!) and a new read. #bookanddinner #backtotheclassics